Introduction to Rust

A popular choice among programmers, Rust is a systems programming language known for its strong focus on safety, performance, and concurrency. Join us for an introductory session on everything you need to know to get started. From bare basics like variables to in-depth concepts like lifetimes, this session aims to set a good foundation for future Rust projects of your own.

Oct 31, 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 PM



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About this event

Rust is a systems programming language that has slowly been gaining popularity. Rust's popularity stems from its ability to provide a safer, more reliable alternative to languages like C and C++ while maintaining high performance and offering a supportive community and ecosystem.

The session has been specifically designed so that even beginners can follow along. Whether you’re a pro at Rust or trying it out for the first time, we’ll be covering the basics and starting from scratch. We’ll discuss interesting concepts like ownership, borrowing, recoverable error handling and more. This session will include common collections like maps and vectors as well. You’ll also get acquainted with Rust’s approach to null safety. 


  • Vishesh Bansal


    GDSC Lead

  • Yajat Malhotra

    Wells Fargo

    Technical Lead

  • Jeevan Yohan Varghese


    App Lead

  • Pranav Ram

    Design Lead - Projects & Video

  • Raggav Subramani

    Management & Operations Lead

  • Lokesh Rai

    Projects & External Affairs Lead

  • Krishap Sreenivasan

    Cloud & SecOps Lead

  • Kush Ojha

    Machine Learning & Content Lead

  • Aditya Mitra

    Events & Marketing Lead

  • Projukta Mandal

    Design Lead Events at GDSC-VIT

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